Since I was very young, I suffered physical and emotional mistreatment. When I was 27, with 4 year old son, I was diagnosed with a terminal bone cancer and the physicians gave me three months to live. At the beginning, it was such a shock that I felt rage and anger against doctors, against everything and everybody—I denied the illness. A friend and former teacher from university knew about my condition, he came to visit me and talked about NLP as possible way of healing.
I began to read about it, but was not convinced at the beginning, however, after a while I arrived at the following conclusion: if you can deprogram a thought, a sensation, an emotion, why not deprogram an illness? It made a lot of sense to me.
Therefore, I went to see my friend who is a NLP therapist. The first thing she asked me was, “Fabiola, you were diagnosed with cancer,”why do you want to get healed? I was a little bit puzzled and said, “Well, for my kids, I want to see them grow older, for my family, because I didn’t want to see them crying any longer.” No, Adam, she said to me, when you realize why do you want to heal yourself, then come back to me. Later I learned that one of the basic premises of NLP is that you always have to connect with yourself.
For true desire does not emerge, it is not activated. This is essential to the shift. The therapist was leading me, but not before getting me to acknowledging the pain of realizing that I never liked what I studied,that I didn’t like my life style, that I have never been happy, and that I was full of hatred, a hatred deeply rooted in my soul, which I thought I would never would be able to let go. And these were the thoughts and feelings that caused my illness.
Language of the Unconsciousness
When the therapist asked me to visualize my skeleton something strange happened to me. Instead of observing a normal one what I saw were my bones full of dirty bandages that made me feel sick.That was very amazing because the general idea of a skeleton that you have in mind are the one related with your school biology laboratory…my therapeutical work consisted in taking off all the bandages one by one since i could visualize my skeleton as white as photography paper.
Here we have another of the NLP premises whatever you see is real for you and when you pay attention to this reality, the link with healing is complete.There is no judgement in NLP Each one has its own mental map, truly personal,and that is the reality you have to pay attention to.
Well, this was my path to healing. After a difficult”interval of time working hard each day I my skeleton and I healed all my emotional wounds, my rage and my loneliness, and little by little the pain disappeared until I did not need to take painkillers. The exams were done again and to the surprise of physicians I was healthy.
This experience completely changed my perception of life and I gave birth to an extraordinary passion for NLP, healing imageries and the interaction body, soul and spirit. Very soon I began to receive patients with a great range of disorders and illnesses and after almost fifteen years and approximately two thousand patients my therapy has evolved permanently, because, within my holistic vision of human being I had been introducing a variety of techniques that complete NLP giving it a very singular seal.